I was wondering where some of our efforts will lead in the future. I decided to
look up some of the public info on an opponent of the people. I have found Sen
Garton pays his campaign very well and he has personal contributors all over
the country. Corp contributors are world wide.
21 individuals reported as contributors. 2 where noted as attorney and 1 works
for Farner whoever that is.
145 corp, union, PAC, contributors. Including 1 other senators campaign.
These #s are only from the 2005 reporting year.
I think the position President Pro Tempore for the state legislature should be a
last term post.
I guess it would require campaigning against that individual every election
until that term limitation was made into law. That would be for another
I found a R and D candidate running against him in IN S41.
I plan to call both with encouragement and questions on their RKBA positions. We
may even be able to cite the legislations Garton has rail-roaded or killed other
wise to test that position.
Spoke to Greg Walker and may be meeting him Tuesday eve on the south side of
Indpls. So far I have warmed him to an idea of term limitations imposed for
leadership posts in the legislature. I have no idea where else that may go. He
is currently unable to speak freely as his employment may restrict subjects he
can indulge into. He sounds younger and did say for now he can only promise that
he does not want a fulltime career in politics. I think that is so far the
best. I will pose questions on RKBA and where 3rd party or non individual
property rights would restrict those.
Any other good questions for a possible candidate to remove Garton from the senate?
Sen Garton of IN senate dist 41 held up legislation that protected individuals from corp rules against firarms locked in privately owned vehicles on company property.
He has been accused of being the one biggest impediment to many state level reforms of many kinds. He is a power broker and the single most powerfull individual in the state. The Govenor cannot sign what never sees a comittee hearing.
Copy of an email update sent via email to a gunnies from all over the state.
Please send me any information on personal actions and ideas for other
activities we can work on together for bigger impact.
I Have started research on 2006 candidates for several different offices that
impact the whole state.
So far I have met with Greg Walker who is running against Sen Garton for Senate
dist 41. This one seat is important as Garton is Sen President Pro Tempore and
has been accused of being the single biggest power broker of the state. In
speaking to Walker and listening to who he claims to be as not a career Politian
(why does MS Word capitalize that word?) and that this job is selfless for him.
I can believe that is a good ambition and hope he is strong enough to deliver if
he wins the seat.
He is working on his website and considering the survey so we are waiting on
that. A few of the answers I have from him include that he does not own any
firearms. He understands the gun does not kill but it takes intent and ill-will.
Also that gun control only restricts the law abiding. He does not have a license
to carry handgun in the state of Indiana and also that he will not pursue this
in the foreseeable future. His concerns and focus will be the May primary. He
also stated that he intends to receive training before he applies for the
So we do need a response from him on the survey. I hope to include him in
distribution of this update and past updates. I do not believe unfavorable
answers should negate material or moral support in his campaign. I have the
highest hopes in his honesty and integrity. Our goal in this is removing Garton.
Last lines in the action list for:
Action List: Senate Bill 0054
02/27/2006 H Representative Duncan added as cosponsor
02/27/2006 H House Rule 106.1 suspended
02/28/2006 S Senator Hershman added as coauthor
02/28/2006 H Third reading: passed; Roll Call 291: Yeas 79,
02/28/2006 H Returned to the Senate with amendments
Action List: House Bill 1028
02/27/2006 S Second reading: ordered engrossed
02/27/2006 S Senators Lanane, Delph and Paul added as
02/28/2006 S Third reading: passed; Roll Call 249: Yeas 44
and Nays 5
02/28/2006 S Returned to the House with amendments
02/28/2006 S Senator Heinold added as cosponsor
Action List: House Bill 1176
02/27/2006 S Senators Steele, Drozda, Waltz, Hume, R. Meeks,
Bray, Hershman and Paul added as cosponsors
02/27/2006 S Second reading: ordered engrossed
In other news today I have spoken to the Libertarian candidate for Secretary of
State. Mike Kole has a website and he sounded open-minded in responding to the
Indianaâ€™s congressional dist 7! http://www.franklinforcongress.net/
Also I spoke with Ron Franklin who won 2 terms to at-large seats on the
Indpls/Marion Co city/county council. Unrelated and relevant I asked him where
he stands with â€œaffirmative actionâ€ and his response boils down support of
this policy short of quotas and holding positions for less than deserving
individuals. I must say that I will be supporting Ron in the primaries and main
This guy is from the district next to ours.
From what I can tell, he is a very good representative for them.
Wished he was ours.
Nobody can be more of a power hungry pig than B Patrick Bauer.